India Assumes G-20 Presidency

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a session during the G20 Leaders' Summit, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/Pool

Comprising of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA and the European Union, the G-20 is an inter-governmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies.

India, the next host, officially took charge of the G-20 Presidency on 1st December. In order to make it a memorable affair, India is all set to showcase its best to the world. To do this, India is expected to host over 200 meetings across the country to prepare for the G-20 events.

PM Modi held a virtual meeting with the governors, chief ministers and lieutenant governors to discuss the various factors relating to G-20 presidency.

Suring the meeting, the PM urged all states to work together by cooperating with each other to show the other countries its strength. All the states and union territories organising various G-20 events need to work together to allow the world too see India beyond the big metros.

The PM also told the state heads of the importance of trying to rebrand themselves as attractive business investments and tourist destinations. He also emphasised on the need for the people to participate in the G-20 events by working closely and whole-heartedly with the government.

The governors and chief ministers on their side shared the rich insights on the preparations that the states that had already done. The PM told the heads to documents the experiences of the states so that it would in times to come become valuable repository.

The meeting was also addresses by S. Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister. India’s G-20 Sherpa, Amitabh Kant also made a presentation.

The next G-20 Leaders Summit of heads of states is to be held in New Delhi next year on 9th and 10th September.